The China Price: The True Cost of Chinese Competitive Advantage

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In this landmark work of investigative reporting, former Financial Times correspondent Alexandra Harney uncovers a story of immense significance to us all: how China's factory economy gains a competitive edge by selling out its workers, environment, and future. Harney's firsthand reporting brings us face-to-face with a world in which intense pricing pressure from Western companies combines with ubiquitous corruption and a lack of transparency to exact a staggering toll in human misery and envionmental damage. This eye-opening expose offers, for the first time, an intimate look at the defining business story of our time.

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"With unusual insight and reportorial perseverance Alexandra Harney presents the inconvenient truths about China and globalization that flat worlders have overlooked. This book is very important and is a must read for those who want to understand how today's world really works." --Clyde Prestowitz, President of the Economic Strategy Institute and the author of "Three Billion New Capitalists,"

"This gripping, beautifully reported book lays bare the tumult of hope, fear and skullduggery that exists behind the ubiquitous "Made in China" label. It should spur manufacturers, investors and consumers to worry a lot more about where everyday products come from." -James Kynge, author of "China Shakes the World" "Harney has given us an almost forensic field guide to the strikingly low cost of labor intensive goods manufacturing in China. By systematically sifting through the factors that cheapen the production process, she has denied us the luxury of uncertainty. Some may find the ethics and inevitability of Chinese production conditions debatable, but no business person involved in global sourcing will be credible claiming ignorance of the basic facts in light of Harney's work." -Daniel Rosen, Principal, China Strategic Advisory, and Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics "The gritty, corrupt reality of the Chinese economic miracle is the great business story of our time and Alexandra Harney has got it. She has explored the factories, dormitories and urban slums to reveal the devastating cost-to the planet, to American workers, and to Chinese citizens-of the China Price." -Karl Taro Greenfeld, author of "China Syndrome: The True Story of the 21st Century's First Great Epidemic" "With unusual insight and reportorial perseverance Alexandra Harney presents the inconvenient truths about China and globalization that flat worlders have overlooked. This book is very important and is a must read for those who want to understand how today's world really works." --Clyde Prestowitz, President of the Economic Strategy Institute and the author of "Three Billion New Capitalists,"

aPresents the inconvenient truths about China and globalization that flat worlders have overlooked.a
aClyde Prestowitz, author of "Three Billion New Capitalists"
aAnyone running a company that outsources manufacturing to China, or is thinking of doing so, needs to read this book.a
a"Financial Times"
aThe gritty, corrupt reality of the Chinese economic miracle is the great business story of our time and Alexandra Harney has got it.a
aKarl Taro Greenfeld, author of "China Syndrome"

"Presents the inconvenient truths about China and globalization that flat worlders have overlooked."
-Clyde Prestowitz, author of Three Billion New Capitalists
"Anyone running a company that outsources manufacturing to China, or is thinking of doing so, needs to read this book."
-Financial Times
"The gritty, corrupt reality of the Chinese economic miracle is the great business story of our time and Alexandra Harney has got it."
-Karl Taro Greenfeld, author of China Syndrome

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